Martinsville Speedway

  • 340 Speedway Road
  • Ridgeway, VA 24148

Martinsville Speedway is an International Speedway Corporation owned NASCAR stock car racing short track located in Henry County, Ridgeway, Virginia, just to the south of Martinsville. At 0.526 miles (847 m) in length, it is the shortest track in the NASCAR Cup Series. The track was also one of the first paved oval tracks in NASCAR, being built in 1947 by partners H. Clay Earles , Henry Lawrence and Sam Rice per Virginia House Joint Resolution No. 76 on the death of H. Clay Earles. It is also the only race track that has been on the NASCAR circuit from its beginning in 1948. Along with this, Martinsville is the only NASCAR oval track on the entire NASCAR track circuit to have asphalt surfaces on the straightaways, then concrete to cover the turns.

The track is often referred to as paper clip-shaped and is banked only 12° in the turns. The combination of long straightaways and flat, narrow turns makes hard braking going into turns and smooth acceleration exiting turns a must. The track was paved in 1955 and in 1956 it hosted its first 500-lap event. By the 1970s, a combination of high-traction slick tires and high speed was putting excessive wear on the asphalt surface. In 1976 the turns were repaved with concrete (a rare concept in the 1970s). By 2004, the then 28-year-old concrete had shown significant wear. On April 18, 2004 a large chunk of concrete had become dislodged from the track's surface and caused severe damage to the body of Jeff Gordon's car. In reaction to this, the track was fully repaved with new concrete and asphalt.

Until 1999, Martinsville was notorious for having two pit roads. The backstretch pit road was generally avoided because if a team had to pit there during a caution, any car pitting on the front stretch had the advantage of pitting first and not having to adhere to pace car speed upon exiting their pit road. This was rectified when pit road was reconfigured to extend from the entrance of turn 3 to the exit of turn 2. This move allowed for a garage to be built inside the track, and leaves Bristol Motor Speedway as the only active NASCAR track with two pit roads.

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Winning Manufacturers at Martinsville Speedway

Winning Manufacturers at Martinsville Speedway
Winning Manufacturer Wins
Chevrolet 56
Ford 30
Plymouth 12
Dodge 10
Toyota 9
Oldsmobile 8
Pontiac 8
Chrysler 3
Buick 3
Mercury 2
Hudson 2

NASCAR Cup Races at Martinsville Speedway

Races at Martinsville Speedway
Date Race Winner Start Laps Led Car # Sponsor Make Car Owner
06-10-2020 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief Martin Truex Jr 5 132 19 Sirius XM Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
10-27-2019 First Data 500 Martin Truex Jr 3 464 19 Auto Owners Insurance Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
03-24-2019 STP 500 Brad Keselowski 3 446 2 Reese / Draw-Tite Ford Team Penske
10-28-2018 First Data 500 Joey Logano 10 309 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Team Penske
03-25-2018 STP 500 Clint Bowyer 9 215 14 Haas Automation Demo Day Ford Stewart-Haas Racing
10-29-2017 First Data 500 Kyle Busch 14 184 18 M&M's Halloween Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
04-02-2017 STP 500 Brad Keselowski 4 116 2 Miller Lite Ford Team Penske
10-30-2016 Goody's Fast Relief 500 Jimmie Johnson 3 92 48 Lowe's Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
04-03-2016 STP 500 Kyle Busch 7 352 18 M&M's 75 Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
11-01-2015 Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Jeff Gordon 5 35 24 AARP Member Advantages Chevrolet Rick Hendrick
03-29-2015 STP 500 Denny Hamlin 15 91 11 FedEx Express Toyota J.D. Gibbs
10-26-2014 Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Dale Earnhardt Jr 23 79 88 National Guard Chevrolet Rick Hendrick
03-30-2014 STP Gas Booster 500 Kurt Busch 22 23 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet Gene Haas
10-27-2013 Goodys Headache Relief Shot 500 Jeff Gordon 9 78 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet Rick Hendrick
04-07-2013 STP Gas Booster 500 Jimmie Johnson 1 346 48 Lowes Chevrolet Jeff Gordon
10-28-2012 Tums Fast Relief 500 Jimmie Johnson 1 193 48 Lowe's Chevrolet Jeff Gordon
04-01-2012 Goodys Fast Relief 500 Ryan Newman 5 12 39 Outback Steak House Chevrolet Tony Stewart
10-30-2011 Tums Fast Relief 500 Tony Stewart 4 14 14 Office Depot / Mobil 1 Chevrolet Margaret Haas
04-03-2011 Goodys Fast Pain Relief 500 Kevin Harvick 9 6 29 Budweiser Chevrolet Richard Childress
10-24-2010 Tums Fast Relief 500 Denny Hamlin 1 40 11 FedEx Express Toyota J D Gibbs
03-29-2010 Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 Denny Hamlin 19 172 11 FedEx Freight Toyota J D Gibbs
10-25-2009 Tums Fast Relief 500 Denny Hamlin 17 206 11 FedEx Freight Toyota J D Gibbs
03-29-2009 Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 Jimmie Johnson 9 42 48 Lowe's Chevrolet Jeff Gordon
10-19-2008 Tums QuikPak 500 Jimmie Johnson 1 339 48 Lowe's Chevrolet Jeff Gordon
03-30-2008 Goody's Cool Orange 500 Denny Hamlin 2 82 11 FedEx Freight Toyota J D Gibbs
10-21-2007 Subway 500 Jimmie Johnson 4 147 48 Lowe's Chevrolet Jeff Gordon
04-01-2007 Goody's Cool Orange 500 Jimmie Johnson 20 113 48 Lowe's Chevrolet Jeff Gordon
10-22-2006 Subway 500 Jimmie Johnson 9 245 48 Lowe's Chevrolet Jeff Gordon
04-02-2006 DirecTV 500 Tony Stewart 3 288 20 The Home Depot Chevrolet Joe Gibbs
10-23-2005 Subway 500 Jeff Gordon 15 151 24 DuPont Chevrolet Rick Hendrick
04-10-2005 Advance Auto Parts 500 Jeff Gordon 16 36 24 DuPont Chevrolet Rick Hendrick
10-24-2004 Subway 500 Jimmie Johnson 18 67 48 Lowe's Chevrolet Rick Hendrick
04-18-2004 Advance Auto Parts 500 Rusty Wallace 17 45 2 Miller Lite Dodge Roger Penske
10-19-2003 Subway 500 Jeff Gordon 1 313 24 DuPont Chevrolet Rick Hendrick
04-13-2003 Virginia 500 Jeff Gordon 1 190 24 DuPont Chevrolet Rick Hendrick
10-20-2002 Old Dominion 500 Kurt Busch 36 111 97 Rubbermaid / Sharpie Ford Jack Roush
04-14-2002 Virginia 500 Bobby Labonte 15 61 18 Interstate Batteries Pontiac Joe Gibbs
10-15-2001 Old Dominion 500 Ricky Craven 6 94 32 Tide Ford Cal Wells
04-08-2001 Virginia 500 Dale Jarrett 13 6 88 UPS Ford Yates Racing
10-01-2000 NAPA Autocare 500 Tony Stewart 1 179 20 Home Depot Pontiac Joe Gibbs
04-09-2000 Goody's Body Pain 500 Mark Martin 21 64 6 Valvoline / Cummins Ford Jack Roush
10-03-1999 NAPA AutoCare 500 Jeff Gordon 5 29 24 DuPont Automotive Finishes Chevrolet Rick Hendrick
04-18-1999 Goody's Body Pain 500 John Andretti 21 4 43 STP Pontiac Petty Enterprises
09-27-1998 NAPA Autocare 500 Ricky Rudd 2 198 10 Tide Ford Ricky Rudd
04-20-1998 Goody's Headache Powder 500 Bobby Hamilton 1 378 4 Kodak MAX Film Chevrolet Larry McClure
09-28-1997 Hanes 500 Jeff Burton 10 92 99 Exide Batteries Ford Jack Roush
04-20-1997 Goody's Headache Powder 500 Jeff Gordon 4 431 24 DuPont Refinishes Chevrolet Rick Hendrick
09-22-1996 Hanes 500 Jeff Gordon 10 133 24 DuPont Refinishes Chevrolet Rick Hendrick
04-21-1996 Goody's Headache Powder 500 Rusty Wallace 5 164 2 Miller Ford Roger Penske
09-24-1995 Goody's 500 Dale Earnhardt 2 253 3 Goodwrench Service Chevrolet Richard Childress
04-23-1995 Hanes 500 Rusty Wallace 15 175 2 Miller Genuine Draft Ford Roger Penske
09-25-1994 Goody's 500 Rusty Wallace 7 368 2 Miller Genuine Draft Ford Roger Penske
04-24-1994 Hanes 500 Rusty Wallace 1 317 2 Miller Genuine Draft Ford Roger Penske
09-26-1993 Goody's 500 Ernie Irvan 1 402 28 Havoline Ford Yates Racing
04-25-1993 Hanes 500 Rusty Wallace 5 409 2 Miller Genuine Draft Pontiac Roger Penske
09-28-1992 Goody's 500 Geoff Bodine 7 129 15 Motorcraft Ford Bud Moore
04-26-1992 Hanes 500 Mark Martin 14 33 6 Valvoline Ford Jack Roush
09-22-1991 Goody's 500 Harry Gant 12 226 33 Skoal Bandit Oldsmobile Leo Jackson
04-28-1991 Hanes 500 Dale Earnhardt 10 251 3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Richard Childress
09-23-1990 Goody's 500 Geoff Bodine 14 69 11 Budweiser Ford Junior Johnson
04-29-1990 Hanes Activewear 500 Geoff Bodine 1 270 11 Budweiser Ford Junior Johnson
09-24-1989 Goody's 500 Darrell Waltrip 2 118 17 Tide Chevrolet Rick Hendrick
04-23-1989 Pannill Sweatshirts 500 Darrell Waltrip 10 158 17 Tide Chevrolet Rick Hendrick
09-25-1988 Goody's 500 Darrell Waltrip 20 109 17 Tide Chevrolet Rick Hendrick
04-24-1988 Pannill Sweatshirts 500 Dale Earnhardt 14 182 3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Richard Childress
09-27-1987 Goody's 500 Darrell Waltrip 14 138 17 Tide Chevrolet Rick Hendrick
04-26-1987 Sovran Bank 500 Dale Earnhardt 4 156 3 Wrangler Jeans Chevrolet Richard Childress
09-21-1986 Goody's 500 Rusty Wallace 8 171 27 Alugard Pontiac Raymond Beadle
04-27-1986 Sovran Bank 500 Ricky Rudd 4 163 15 Motorcraft Ford Bud Moore
09-22-1985 Goody's 500 Dale Earnhardt 11 58 3 Wrangler Jeans Chevrolet Richard Childress
04-28-1985 Sovran Bank 500 Harry Gant 13 193 33 Skoal Bandit Chevrolet Hal Needham
09-23-1984 Goody's 500 Darrell Waltrip 3 313 11 Budweiser Chevrolet Junior Johnson
04-29-1984 Sovran Bank 500 Geoff Bodine 6 55 5 Northwestern Security Life Chevrolet Rick Hendrick
09-25-1983 Goody's 500 Ricky Rudd 2 380 3 Piedmont Airlines Chevrolet Richard Childress
04-24-1983 Virginia National Bank 500 Darrell Waltrip 3 296 11 Pepsi Challenger Chevrolet Junior Johnson
10-17-1982 Old Dominion 500 Darrell Waltrip 3 237 11 Mountain Dew Buick Junior Johnson
04-25-1982 Virginia National Bank 500 Harry Gant 3 167 33 7-Eleven / Skoal Bandit Buick Hal Needham
09-27-1981 Old Dominion 500 Darrell Waltrip 1 149 11 Mountain Dew Buick Junior Johnson
04-26-1981 Virginia 500 Morgan Shepherd 12 203 5 Performance Connection Pontiac Cliff Stewart
09-28-1980 Old Dominion 500 Dale Earnhardt 7 176 2 Mike Curb / Hodgdon Chevrolet Rod Osterlund
04-27-1980 Virginia 500 Darrell Waltrip 1 303 88 Gatorade Chevrolet DiGard
09-23-1979 Old Dominion 500 Buddy Baker 7 209 28 W.I.N. Chevrolet Harry Ranier
04-22-1979 Virginia 500 Richard Petty 2 247 43 STP Chevrolet Petty Enterprises
09-24-1978 Old Dominion 500 Cale Yarborough 6 372 11 1st National City Travelers Checks Oldsmobile Junior Johnson
04-23-1978 Virginia 500 Darrell Waltrip 3 310 88 Gatorade Chevrolet DiGard
09-25-1977 Old Dominion 500 Cale Yarborough 3 352 11 Holly Farms Chevrolet Junior Johnson
04-24-1977 Virginia 500 Cale Yarborough 5 243 11 Holly Farms Chevrolet Junior Johnson
09-26-1976 Old Dominion 500 Cale Yarborough 4 273 11 Holly Farms Chevrolet Junior Johnson
04-25-1976 Virginia 500 Darrell Waltrip 4 241 88 Gatorade Chevrolet DiGard
09-28-1975 Old Dominion 500 Dave Marcis 7 52 71 K & K Insurance Dodge Nord Krauskopf
04-27-1975 Virginia 500 Richard Petty 6 240 43 STP Dodge Petty Enterprises
09-29-1974 Old Dominion 500 Earl Ross 11 79 52 Carling Chevrolet Junior Johnson
04-28-1974 Virginia 500 Cale Yarborough 1 360 11 Kar-Kare Chevrolet Richard Howard
09-30-1973 Old Dominion 500 Richard Petty 6 108 43 STP Dodge Petty Enterprises
04-29-1973 Virginia 500 David Pearson 1 180 21 Purolator Mercury Wood Brothers
09-24-1972 Old Dominion 500 Richard Petty 4 64 43 STP Plymouth Petty Enterprises
04-30-1972 Virginia 500 Richard Petty 3 102 43 STP Plymouth Petty Enterprises
09-26-1971 Old Dominion 500 Bobby Isaac 1 445 71 K & K Insurance Dodge Nord Krauskopf
04-25-1971 Virginia 500 Richard Petty 3 118 43 Petty Enterprises Plymouth Petty Enterprises
10-18-1970 Old Dominion 500 Richard Petty 4 480 43 Petty Enterprises Plymouth Petty Enterprises
05-31-1970 Virginia 500 Bobby Isaac 2 223 71 K & K Insurance Dodge Nord Krauskopf
09-28-1969 Old Dominion 500 Richard Petty 6 36 43 Petty Enterprises Ford Petty Enterprises
04-27-1969 Virginia 500 Richard Petty 6 65 43 Petty Enterprises Ford Petty Enterprises
09-22-1968 Old Dominion 500 Richard Petty 6 324 43 Petty Enterprises Plymouth Petty Enterprises
04-28-1968 Virginia 500 Cale Yarborough 3 51 21 60 Minute Cleaners Mercury Wood Brothers
09-24-1967 Old Dominion 500 Richard Petty 5 195 43 Petty Enterprises Plymouth Petty Enterprises
04-23-1967 Virginia 500 Richard Petty 2 118 43 Petty Enterprises Plymouth Petty Enterprises
09-25-1966 Old Dominion 500 Fred Lorenzen 2 172 28 Holman-Moody Ford Holman-Moody
04-24-1966 Virginia 500 Jim Paschal 1 368 14 Friedkin Enterprises Plymouth Tom Friedkin
09-26-1965 Old Dominion 500 Junior Johnson 3 481 26 Junior Johnson Ford Junior Johnson
04-25-1965 Virginia 500 Fred Lorenzen 2 338 28 Holman-Moody Ford Holman-Moody
09-27-1964 Old Dominion 500 Fred Lorenzen 1 493 28 LaFayette Ford Holman-Moody
04-26-1964 Virginia 500 Fred Lorenzen 1 487 28 LaFayette Ford Holman-Moody
09-22-1963 Old Dominion 500 Fred Lorenzen 2 421 28 LaFayette Ford Holman-Moody
04-21-1963 Virginia 500 Richard Petty 8 41 43 Petty Enterprises Plymouth Petty Enterprises
09-23-1962 Old Dominion 500 Nelson Stacy 3 313 29 Holman-Moody Ford Holman-Moody
04-22-1962 Virginia 500 Richard Petty 7 145 43 Petty Enterprises Plymouth Petty Enterprises
09-24-1961 Old Dominion 500 Joe Weatherly 4 116 8 Bud Moore Pontiac Bud Moore
04-30-1961 Virginia 500 Sweepstakes Junior Johnson 17 135 27 Holly Farms Pontiac Rex Lovette
04-09-1961 Virginia 500 Fred Lorenzen 2 31 28 Holman-Moody Ford Holman-Moody
09-25-1960 Old Dominion 500 Rex White 2 9 4 Piedmont / Friendly Chevrolet Rex White
04-10-1960 Virginia 500 Richard Petty 4 135 43 Petty Enterprises Plymouth Petty Enterprises
09-27-1959 Old Dominion 500 Rex White 14 202 4 Rex White Chevrolet Rex White
05-03-1959 Virginia 500 Lee Petty 24 337 42 Petty Enterprises Oldsmobile Petty Enterprises
10-12-1958 Old Dominion 500 Fireball Roberts 4 165 22 Aiken-Mitchell Motor Co. Chevrolet Frank Strickland
04-20-1958 Virginia 500 Bob Welborn 20 274 4 Julian Petty Chevrolet Julian Petty
10-06-1957 Sweepstakes 500 Bob Welborn 2 435 49 Bob Welborn Chevrolet Bob Welborn
05-19-1957 Virginia 500 Buck Baker 14 113 87 Hugh Babb Chevrolet Hugh Babb
10-28-1956 Old Dominion 400 Jack Smith 23 185 502 Carl Kiekhaefer Dodge Carl Kiekhaefer
05-20-1956 Virginia 500 Buck Baker 1 125 502 Carl Kiekhaefer Dodge Carl Kiekhaefer
10-16-1955 1955-42 Speedy Thompson 17 64 30 Mercury Outboards Chrysler Carl Kiekhaefer
05-15-1955 1955-15 Tim Flock 4 93 300 Mercury Outboards Chrysler Carl Kiekhaefer
10-17-1954 1954-36 Lee Petty 1 157 42 Petty Enterprises Chrysler Petty Enterprises
05-16-1954 1954-12 Jim Paschal 0 193 87 Griffin Motors Oldsmobile Bob Griffin
10-13-1953 1953-36 Jim Paschal 0 73 80 Big Bear Market Dodge George Hutchens
05-17-1953 1953-11 Lee Petty 0 0 42 Petty Enterprises Dodge Petty Enterprises
10-19-1952 1952-31 Herb Thomas 2 56 92 FABULOUS Hudson Herb Thomas
04-06-1952 1952-05 Dick Rathman 9 20 120 Walt Chapman Hudson Walt Chapman
10-14-1951 1951-34 Frank Mundy 3 114 7 Gray Ghost Oldsmobile Ted Chester
05-06-1951 1951-08 Curtis Turner 7 81 41 Eanes Motor Co. Oldsmobile John Eanes
10-15-1950 1950-17 Herb Thomas 19 135 92 Herb Thomas Plymouth Herb Thomas
05-21-1950 1950-04 Curtis Turner 0 140 41 Eanes Motor Co. Oldsmobile John Eanes
09-25-1949 1949-06 Red Byron 3 97 22 Parks Novelty Oldsmobile Raymond Parks